Welcome to Cancun - the Mayan Riviera! Make your own way to our joining hotel in Cancun and spend the remains of the day at leisure. Over 2 million visitors a year flock to Cancun's beautiful beaches, in what is known as the 'hotel zone'. This vibrant resort has plenty to keep you entertained, including water sports, shops, lively bars and an excellent choice of restaurants!
Cancun - Playa del Carmen. Today we take a short bus journey south to the beautiful coastal town of Playa del Carmen. Spend the day lazing on the white sand beaches and swimming in the clear Caribbean waters, or consider one of our optional activities, which include a visit to the island of Cozumel or the incredible Maya/Toltec ruins of Tulúm.
Overnight: Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen - Caye Caulker. On day 3 we cross the border into Belize and catch a water taxi out to Caye Caulker one of an idyllic chain of islands which form the Belize Barrier Reef, renowned for it's superb diving, snorkelling and laid back atmosphere. We kick off our shoes to explore the sandy streets of the island and enjoy some blissful relaxation! You can do as little or as much as you please, a range of optional activities are available from snorkelling and diving excursions
to taking a bike around the island, or enjoying a spot of fishing.
Overnight: Caye Caulker
Caye Caulker - San Ignacio. On day 5 we travel to San Ignacio which is known as "Cayo" by the locals. San Ignacio is the adventure and nature capital of Belize and it's also the centre of agricultural. Surrounded by lush, wildlife rich jungle, waterfalls, rivers and caves, there's no shortage of optional activities to enjoy in Cayo, from canoeing downriver and tubing through caves, to visiting the famous caves Actun Tunichil Muknal.
Overnight: San Ignacio
San Ignacio - Flores. Leaving San Ignacio we cross the border into Guatemala and head to Flores today, a lovely island-town which is uniquely located in the centre of Lake Peten Itzá. Flores is our base for exploring the great Mayan city of Tikal, located deep in the jungle this is one of the largest Mayan cities ever discovered. You will have most of the day to explore and learn about the flora, fauna, and amazing Mayan history with our knowledgeable local guide.
Flores - Rio Dulce. Today we travel to the riverside town of Rio Dulce where we spend the night in cabins right on the water. This afternoon we take a boat trip to Livingston, which is situated at the mouth of the Rio Dulce and is one of the most scenic areas of Guatemala. Livingston is a vibrant little town which is inhabited by the Garifuna people and has a uniquely Caribbean atmosphere.
Overnight: Rio Dulce
Rio Dulce - Antigua. Today we travel to the enchanting colonial town of Antigua, our final destination. Set against a spectacular backdrop of towering volcanoes, this picturesque town as cobbled streets and plazas, ornate churches and colourful markets. The local indigenous in their unique costumes, sell their crafts and textiles in the streets and as the cultural centre of Guatemala, Antigua is an ideal place to experience the traditional music, architecture and art of the country.
Your adventure of a lifetime comes to an end today after hotel check out. Consider booking some post tour accommodation and extending your stay to have more time to explore the sights.
Highlands to Coast
This tour also operates in reverse, travelling from Antigua to Cancun, for further dates, prices and the Highlands to Coast tour pdf click on the Northbound Tab above.
Antigua to Cancun Dates & Prices
Wonderful tour. Every hotel had a pool. Met great people in my age range. Very fast paced. San Ignacio was probably not worth stopping at, but it was probably just because all tours were cancelled due to rain the evening before (horseback riding was the only option). Could have spent another day in Caye Calker. Didn't receive any history about the locations other than the private tours that we paid separately for.”